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How to Run the “Family Bank”

Family can make life richer—unless, of course, it makes you poorer.

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10 tips for a safer home

It is not surprising that an overwhelming number of us want to continue living in our own homes as we age. In fact, a national survey of 1,000 Canadians found that 70 per cent would be more comfortable staying put, and this desire increases as we get even older. The wish to remain “at home” […]

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Avoiding slips and falls: Safety and independence in the bathroom

Maintaining independence and safety with self-care activities such as personal grooming, bathing and toileting can help promote living independently in the community.

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Sudbury Ontario adds anonymous tip line to ‘rat out’ unfit elderly motorists

In what a seniors advocate calls unfair targetting of older people, Sudbury police are urging residents to anonymously report elderly motorists they feel are no longer fit to drive.

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Memory and cognitive decline: Family challenges

From observations of both my clients and my father, who was diagnosed with Pick’s disease in the early ’90s, I know that dementia and cognitive decline can bring out both the best and the worst in families.

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Staying safe in our senior years

There are many times in our lives when we worry about being safe. One of those times is as we get older. Staying safe includes our physical safety, our financial safety and our security both at home and away. It can involve things that are functional in nature (such as not falling) or the need to stay safe in the presence of others.

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Travelling – What would you do?

What would you do if a loved one died away from home? Unfortunately, this is a scenario that familes do not consider and unfortunately, it does happen. The family is left in chaos and confusion of where to start, and what has to be done to repatriate a body. There is a solution! A while […]

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